Gambia Literacy Rate 2000-2024

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
  • Gambia literacy rate for 2021 was 58.06%, a 7.28% increase from 2015.
  • Gambia literacy rate for 2015 was 50.78%, a 8.83% increase from 2013.
  • Gambia literacy rate for 2013 was 41.95%, a 5.13% increase from 2000.
  • Gambia literacy rate for 2000 was 36.82%, a 36.82% increase from .
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Zimbabwe 89.70%
Tanzania 81.80%
Democratic Republic of Congo 80.02%
Uganda 79.00%
Madagascar 77.25%
Rwanda 75.90%
Burundi 74.71%
Nepal 71.15%
Malawi 67.31%
Mozambique 63.42%
Comoros 61.99%
Gambia 58.06%
Senegal 56.30%
Guinea-Bissau 52.89%
Sierra Leone 47.70%
Burkina Faso 46.04%
Benin 45.84%
Guinea 45.33%
Niger 37.34%
Afghanistan 37.27%
Chad 26.76%
Gambia Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2021 58.06% 7.28%
2015 50.78% 8.83%
2013 41.95% 5.13%
2000 36.82% 5.13%